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September 27, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Dennis Erickson, coach of third-ranked Miami, said Sunday that an atmosphere of hate contributed to a bench-clearing fight between the Hurricanes and Colorado Buffaloes at Boulder, Colo. Erickson said he accepts blame for the brawl, which interrupted Miami's 35-29 victory over No. 13 Colorado for 11 minutes Saturday. But Erickson also faulted the Denver media for its coverage, and Bill Marolt, Colorado athletic director, for fanning emotions near the end of the first half.
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April 7, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Surely, members of New York City's police and fire departments had the best of intentions when they agreed to take part in a charity hockey game on Sunday. But that goodwill fell to the wayside late in the second period of the annual event at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island, as a massive, bench-clearing brawl erupted between the two teams. “It was reminiscent of the old-time Rangers-Flyers games in the mid-'70s,” an NYPD cop who was on hand told the New York Post.
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March 26, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Jameis Winston is now officially a baseball player. Sure, the Florida State quarterback has played football and baseball for much of his life and has spoken of wanting to play both sports professionally. But most of the nation got to know him as the guy who led the Seminoles to the BCS title this past season. So even though he was good enough at baseball to have been drafted by the Texas Rangers out of high school and is now in his second season as a pitcher/outfielder with Florida State, the phrase "Jameis Winston, baseball player" still sounded kind of funny.
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January 18, 1986
Bob Probert, a right wing for the Detroit Red Wings, was given a four-game suspension by the NHL for head-butting Bob McGill during a bench-clearing brawl in a game at Toronto last Monday night.
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July 29, 1995
Having just watched the California-Texas Shrine football game, there is no denying the great football talent produced by these two states. On the other hand, I also witnessed enough taunting and cheap shots, not to mention a near bench-clearing brawl, to make the University of Miami proud. If this is indicative of the type of young men our high schools are producing, then perhaps it is time to abolish high school sports and send them back to the classroom--to learn more about good sportsmanship and class.
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July 20, 1986
Bad news continues to roll in for the Ventura County Gulls with the latest installment of gloom coming from Stockton where the Gulls dropped their fifth straight California League game. But at least the Gulls didn't take Saturday night's 3-2 defeat quietly, engaging in a bench-clearing brawl in the eighth inning after Stockton pitcher Martin Montano hit Luis Reyna with a pitch. Reyna was ejected from the game for his role in the fight.
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September 29, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Texas pitcher John Burkett chose baseball's honor code over a potential shutout in Sunday's season finale, throwing an eight-inning three-hitter to lead the Rangers to a 4-0 victory over the Angels before 20,458 in Anaheim Stadium. When Angel reliever Mike Bovee gave up a home run to Kevin Brown and then threw a pitch near the chin of Damon Buford in the top of the ninth, Burkett responded by backing Jim Edmonds off the plate with his first pitch of the ninth.
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March 27, 2002 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The long-simmering feud between Mo Vaughn and Troy Percival flared anew Tuesday, when the oft-injured slugger lashed out at Percival for repeatedly saying that the Angels would miss Vaughn's bat but not his leadership. "To continue to come up with what came out of his mouth is unacceptable," Vaughn said. In a story in Tuesday's New York Post, Vaughn ripped Percival and the Angels during a tirade that the newspaper said included 35 expletives.
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December 27, 1997
Congratulations to [Laguna Hills Mayor] Craig Scott for his letter concerning the Laguna Hills football coach, Steve Bresnahan. The coach and his staff did not do their job and should be accountable for their actions. There are lots of problems with high school athletics and the attitudes of coaches is at the top of the list. This issue is a "slow burn" with many parents, and Mayor Scott has done a service to all in the high school community by asking them to take a hard look at how coaches are setting their own standards and doing their jobs.
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June 11, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
And then things got really heated. A genuine baseball brawl broke out, with punches and scrums and plenty of anger. After Ian Kennedy hit Yasiel Puig in the nose with a pitch in the sixth, the next inning Zack Greinke immediately hit Miguel Montero in the back with a pitch. Benches emptied that time, but there was no activity. But in the bottom half of the seventh inning, when Kennedy hit Greinke in the shoulder with a pitch, all kinds of chaos broke out. Juan Uribe, Ronald Belisario and Luis Cruz appeared to lead the first wave of Dodgers into a huddle of Diamondbacks just in front of their dugout as benches and bullpens emptied in a hurry.
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September 17, 2009 | Associated Press
New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jesse Carlson each were suspended for three games and fined Wednesday by Major League Baseball for their roles in a benches-clearing brawl. The pair were cited for "aggressive and inappropriate actions" by Bob Watson , MLB's vice president for discipline, and started serving the penalties immediately, a day after they tangled. Yankees utilityman Shelley Duncan also was suspended for three games and appealed, delaying the start of any discipline.
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June 15, 2003 | From Associated Press
When Mike Lieberthal was hit with a first-inning pitch he went to first base with a smile. It was a much more placid scene than the one that played out a night earlier. David Bell homered and had four runs batted in during Philadelphia's 10-run eighth inning and Bobby Abreu homered and drove in three runs as the Philadelphia Phillies ended a three-game losing streak with a 12-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night.
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March 27, 2002 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The long-simmering feud between Mo Vaughn and Troy Percival flared anew Tuesday, when the oft-injured slugger lashed out at Percival for repeatedly saying that the Angels would miss Vaughn's bat but not his leadership. "To continue to come up with what came out of his mouth is unacceptable," Vaughn said. In a story in Tuesday's New York Post, Vaughn ripped Percival and the Angels during a tirade that the newspaper said included 35 expletives.
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December 27, 1997
Congratulations to [Laguna Hills Mayor] Craig Scott for his letter concerning the Laguna Hills football coach, Steve Bresnahan. The coach and his staff did not do their job and should be accountable for their actions. There are lots of problems with high school athletics and the attitudes of coaches is at the top of the list. This issue is a "slow burn" with many parents, and Mayor Scott has done a service to all in the high school community by asking them to take a hard look at how coaches are setting their own standards and doing their jobs.
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September 29, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Texas pitcher John Burkett chose baseball's honor code over a potential shutout in Sunday's season finale, throwing an eight-inning three-hitter to lead the Rangers to a 4-0 victory over the Angels before 20,458 in Anaheim Stadium. When Angel reliever Mike Bovee gave up a home run to Kevin Brown and then threw a pitch near the chin of Damon Buford in the top of the ninth, Burkett responded by backing Jim Edmonds off the plate with his first pitch of the ninth.
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April 7, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Surely, members of New York City's police and fire departments had the best of intentions when they agreed to take part in a charity hockey game on Sunday. But that goodwill fell to the wayside late in the second period of the annual event at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island, as a massive, bench-clearing brawl erupted between the two teams. “It was reminiscent of the old-time Rangers-Flyers games in the mid-'70s,” an NYPD cop who was on hand told the New York Post.
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April 17, 1990
Ten players--five from each team--and both head coaches of the USC and Arizona State baseball teams have been suspended for one game after a bench-clearing brawl in their game Saturday, the Pacific 10 Conference announced.
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July 29, 1995
Having just watched the California-Texas Shrine football game, there is no denying the great football talent produced by these two states. On the other hand, I also witnessed enough taunting and cheap shots, not to mention a near bench-clearing brawl, to make the University of Miami proud. If this is indicative of the type of young men our high schools are producing, then perhaps it is time to abolish high school sports and send them back to the classroom--to learn more about good sportsmanship and class.
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September 27, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Dennis Erickson, coach of third-ranked Miami, said Sunday that an atmosphere of hate contributed to a bench-clearing fight between the Hurricanes and Colorado Buffaloes at Boulder, Colo. Erickson said he accepts blame for the brawl, which interrupted Miami's 35-29 victory over No. 13 Colorado for 11 minutes Saturday. But Erickson also faulted the Denver media for its coverage, and Bill Marolt, Colorado athletic director, for fanning emotions near the end of the first half.
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